Designer: Stiles Designs, Inc. Size: 9' x 7' Price: $19.95 This simple classic cottage makes a perfect child’s playhouse, which can later be converted into a garden shed or even an artist’s studio. The plans include 13 pages of step-by-step illustrations, including a materials list, making it ideal for a DIY carpenter to build on weekends. Buy This Plan … [Read more...]
Project Plans by Stiles Designs, Inc.
David and Jeanie Stiles have been called America's first couple of DIY building projects. Together, they have written a total of twenty-five "how-to" books on woodworking projects that range from tree houses and forts, to sheds, gazebos, garden houses, cabins and workshops.
In addition to their writing, they have appeared on numerous television programs, including HGTV, the Discovery Channel, and The Today Show, during which they built a treehouse in three hours. David and Jeanie divide their time between New York City and East Hampton, N.Y. where they live in a barn they renovated themselves; here they build many of the projects featured in their books.
David's hand drawn project plans are provided in Portable Document Format (Adobe PDF) for immediate download after your online purchase.
Designer: Stiles Designs Price: $14.95 Five Easy Pieces is a practical solution for a study/bedroom and storage, all in one room. It includes plans for a storage cabinet, lower bed & drawers, desk unit, loft bed, dresser with drawers, and a ladder for access to the upper bunk bed. This is a great project for the do-it-yourself carpenter. Hand drawn plans include 15 pages of detailed, illustrated instructions with a materials list for … [Read more...]
Designer: Stiles Designs Size: 9' x 12' Price: $19.95 This tiny log cabin is a perfect retreat for two when you need a break from life in the big city. The space within is just right; with room for a small kitchen, a wood burning fireplace, a closet, a dining table and two twin beds - similar in some respects to Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond. At only 108 square feet (9 ft. x 12 ft.) it is a manageable building project for one person. Its … [Read more...]
Designer: Stiles Designs Size: 4' x 4' Price: $14.95 Instead of building a separate playhouse for each fantasy situation, try creating one with four different sides. Children can move from playing fireman, to shopkeeper, to magician or puppeteer, to mailman. As well as providing different situations for role-playing, the play cube enables children to exercise other skills, such as math and writing. In the "Store", kids can learn to add up … [Read more...]
Designer: Stiles Designs Size: 8' Diameter x 10' High Price: $14.95 Imagine walking through the woods and coming across a giant acorn suspended in the trees. Wouldn't your curiosity be aroused - especially when you look more closely and see that it's a small house with windows, and stairs leading up to a small door? Fantasy? Not necessarily. This may not be a job for a novice weekend builder but if you're willing to spend time sawing, … [Read more...]
Designer: Stiles Designs Size: 7' x 7' Plus Balcony Price: $14.95 This 7 ft. x 7 ft. Kids Treehouse, supported by one tree and two 4x4 posts, features cedar shingles on the walls and roof, screen covered operable windows, and a bucket on a pulley to haul up food and supplies. The L-shaped, wrap-around balcony deck on two sides of the structure adds another 41 square feet to the play area of this charming little tree play house. Plans … [Read more...]